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NWA MARTIAL
ARTS ACADEMY

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ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

WELCOMING ATMOSPHERE!

NWA Martial Arts Academy is an instructor and parent-owned martial arts studio, focused on the Korean martial art style Tang Soo Do, Self-Defense, and Sport Karate tournament training.  We pride ourselves on being an energetic, welcoming, family-oriented martial arts studio. Our studio is the realization of Master Michael Felix's lifelong goal to have his own studio grounded in positive mental attitude, inclusivity, and fun.

At NWA Martial Arts Academy, we begin with a foundation in the practice of the martial art of Tang Soo Do with an emphasis on discipline, focus, and commitment to a goal.  In our dojang, we are all guided by these key principals:

 

Yong Gi- Courage

Chung Shin Tang Il – Concentration

In Neh – Endurance

Chung Jik- Honesty

Kyum Son- Humility

Him Cho Chung – Control of Power

Shin Chook – Tension and Relaxation

Wan Gup – Speed Control

Our lead instructor and co-owner Master Michael Felix is a 5th-degree black belt in Tang Soo Do and 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwan Do.  With 25 years of experience, Michael Felix, and his staff, instruct our students with a motivational and professional approach designed to inspire our athletes.

 

NWA Martial Arts Academy offers training from a white belt thru fourth-degree black belt.  We teach the traditional elements of Tang Soo Do as well as Self Defense, Sparring, and Creative/Extreme martial arts.  We also have a competitive martial arts team that travels throughout the year, both regionally and nationally.  We are very proud to be the home studio to multiple Regionally and Nationally ranked athletes.  

 

Mind Strong!  Body Strong! Spirit Strong!

Tang Soo!

 

Respect

Humility

Honesty

Confidence

Courage

Leadership

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LIFE SKILLS WE TEACH

 

ABOUT US

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Greg and Kristy Brown's son, John Lleyton, has been training with Master Felix for 11 years. JL earned his Black Belt in 2018 and his Second Degree in 2020. Greg is an attorney and Kristy is a Speech Language Pathologist. They are very familiar with how both the traditional and sport karate worlds work, as they have been competition parents since 2015. 

Greg & Kristy Brown

Owners & Karate Parents

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Greg and Lee Esmond have been karate parents since 2014, when their daughter, Cate, began training. Greg and Cate earned their First Degree Black Belts together in 2018. Cate earned her Second Degree in 2020 and Greg in 2021. Cate competes Nationally and is currently is a member of Team Heartland Elite. Greg works in Innovation at Tyson Foods and Lee is a marketing executive.

Owners & Karate Parents

Greg & Lee Esmond

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Master Instructor Michael Felix has been training in martial arts for 25 years. He has taught professionally for 14years, and earned his Masters certification in 2017 and his Fifth Degree in 2022. He has competed on several circuits over nearly 20 years and currently is a member of Team Heartland Elite.  Kelsey Felix is a teacher at The Goddard School.

Michael Felix

Owner & Head Instructor

CONTACT US

479-276-8271  | info@nwamartialartsacademy.com

1814 N Crossover Road Ste 2, Fayetteville, AR 72701

 

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